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Trestle Creek Complex

Unit Information

Idaho Panhandle National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3232 West Nursery Road
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815

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IPNF Fire Information
Phone: 208-557-8813
Hours: 8am-5pm M-F

Highlighted Activity

09/17/2021 Trestle Creek Complex closures rescinded
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Lightning originally came through July 7 and started 7 fires.  Two fires merged, leaving 6 fires.  The fires were named Trestle 1 through 6.  July 8, Trestle 1 and Trestle 4 burned together leaving 5 fires: Trestle 1, Trestle 2, Trestle 3, Trestle 5 and Trestle 6.

The Trestle Creek Complex saw significant growth July 30 – August 1 as a weather system moved into the region.  Winds from the northeast reached 25 mph causing wind-driven fire growth to the  southwest and starting spot fires up to ¾ of a mile ahead of the fire.

Residents are no longer under evacuation orders.  

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginWednesday July 07th, 2021 approx. 05:07 PM
Location4 miles north of Hope, Idaho
Incident CommanderType 4 IC - Kelly Tucker, Sandpoint Ranger District
Incident DescriptionComplex
Coordinates48.341 latitude, -116.22 longitude

Current Situation

Size6,631 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateFriday October 15th, 2021 approx. 05:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Timber (litter and understory)

Brush (2 feet)

Narrative: Fire burned in mature subalpine fir and spruce with standing dead trees. Open areas that have some greener grasses and shrubs that slowed fire spread at higher elevations, but subalpine fir is created a torching and spotting cycle. Without wind to push it, fire in Menziesia (MEFE) brush and alder thickets tended not to spread, but in hot and breezy conditions, it spread easily into subalpine fir stands.

Significant Events

No fire behavior observed


Planned Actions

Projected Incident Activity


All closures have been lifted. Visitors to the area are reminded to be aware of the potential for additional hazards in burned areas, including unstable trees, rocks and slopes.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Cooler and wetter conditions have resulted in minimal to no activity. Snow is forecasted.